Faculty of Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil (Geotechnical) (2015)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2015.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Civil (Geotechnical) (2015)
CP Required: 192
Min FT Duration: 4.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Civil Engineering
Years Offered: 2016, 2015

2. Requirements

This course outline should be read in conjunction with the Handbook for the Bachelor of Engineering: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/engineering/

Candidates are required to complete 192 credit points made up as follows:

(a) 144 credit points of core Civil Units.

and

(b) at least 18 credit points of 3rd year Civil electives,

and

(c) at least 18 credit points of 4th year Civil electives,

and

(d) no more than 12 credit points of "Additional Electives"

Candidates are required to achieve a minimum academic level as described in the Engineering Handbook: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/engineering/ Students not meeting this requirement will be awarded the PASS degree Bachelor of Engineering.

Additional Electives

Candidates must complete 12 credit points of additional elective units of study. These are also called "free electives". They may be any combination of units from any of the Second Year, Third Year or Fourth Year Civil electives, AND/OR from units of study in other Faculties subject to approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Civil Engineering.

Choice of electives will depend upon subject availability, timetabling and prerequisite conditions.

Civil Engineering Specialisation Stream Geotechnical Engineering

Specialisation in the BE (Civil) degree is available to exceptional students who meet certain progress requirements. To satisfy the specialisation criteria students must be enrolled in the stream and complete at least 3 electives from the Geotechnical Engineering Stream listed below and undertake an Honours Thesis in a related topic.

3rd Year: (Compulsory): CIVL3411

4th year: Choose at least 2 of: CIVL5351, CIVL5458 or CIVL5453

(In order to satisfy the requirements for specialisation in Combined degrees the candidate may need to complete more than 240 credit points.)

Other Notes

With special permission from the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Civil Engineering; it is possible to take Thesis A in Semester 2 and Thesis B in Semester 1.

CIVL0011; CIVL0012; CIVL0013; CIVL0014; CIVL0015; CIVL0016; CIVL0017 AND CIVL0018 are available for international exchange study programs.

Most Mathematics; Chemistry; Physics and Computer Science units of study offered by the Faculty of Science can be replaced by an equivalent advanced level units of study subject to prerequisite conditions (as required by the Faculty of Science) being met.

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ENGG1800: Introduction to Engineering Disciplines
Core
6 ENGG1801: Engineering Computing
Core
3 MATH1001: Differential Calculus


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1021.
Core
3 MATH1002: Linear Algebra
Core
6 PHYS1001: Physics 1 (Regular)

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ENGG1802: Engineering Mechanics
Core
6 ENGG1803: Professional Engineering 1
Core
6 GEOL1501: Engineering Geology 1
Core
3 MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1023.
Core
3 MATH1005: Statistics

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL2110: Materials
Core
6 CIVL2201: Structural Mechanics
Core
6 CIVL2810: Engineering Construction and Surveying [no longer running]
Core
6 MATH2061: Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL2230: Introduction to Structural Concepts and Design
Core
6 CIVL2410: Soil Mechanics
Core
6 CIVL2611: Introductory Fluid Mechanics
6 Select from Unit Block:
Recommended Year 2 Electives
or other units.

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL3010: Sustainable Systems Engineering
Core
6 CIVL3205: Concrete Structures 1
Core
6 CIVL3612: Fluid Mechanics
Core
6 CIVL3812: Project Appraisal

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL3206: Steel Structures 1
6 Select from CIVL3411: Geotechnical Engineering
12 Select from Unit Block:
Other Year 3 Electives

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL4022: Thesis A
Core
6 CIVL4811: Engineering Design and Construction
Core
0 ENGG4000: Practical Experience
12 Select from Unit Block:
Year 4 Electives

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL4023: Thesis B
Core
6 CIVL4903: Civil Engineering Design
12 Select from Unit Block:
Year 4 Electives

4. Pathways

No streams/majors defined for this course version.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Compulsory Year 3 Elective for Geotechnical Stream (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CIVL3411 Geotechnical Engineering 6 Semester 2

Block 2 - Recommended Year 2 Electives (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CIVL2511 Research Techniques 6 Semester 2
MATH2065 Partial Differential Equations (Intro) 6 Semester 2
Summer Main
ELECTIVE Free Electives 6  

Note: Block 2 : Select one of these units OR a free elective in Year 2, Semester 2.

Free Elective list: http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/civil/current-students/electives.shtml#additional

Block 3 - Other Year 3 Electives (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CIVL3235 Structural Analysis 6 Semester 2
CIVL3614 Hydrology 6 Semester 2
CIVL3805 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management 6 Semester 1

Note: Block 3: Choose two of these units

Block 4 - Year 4 Electives (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CIVL3813 Contracts Formulation and Management 6 Semester 2
CIVL4810 Mgmnt of People, Quality and Risk in PE 6 Semester 2
CIVL4814 Project Procurement and Tendering 6 Semester 2
CIVL4815 Project Formulation 6 Semester 1
CIVL5266 Steel Structures - Stability 6 Semester 1
CIVL5269 Advanced Concrete Structures 6 Semester 2
CIVL5351 Geoenvironmental Engineering 6 Semester 2
CIVL5453 Geotechnical Hazards 6 Semester 2
CIVL5458 Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL5668 Fundamentals of Wind Engineering for Design 6 Semester 1
CIVL5670 Reservoir, Stream and Coastal Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELECTIVE Free Electives 6  

Note: Block 4: Requirements for the Geotechnical Stream. You must choose 4 units as follows:

**2 units must be chosen from the Geotechnical units CIVL5351, CIVL5458 or CIVL5453.

*1 unit must be any other of the year 4 electives listed above (it can be a geotechnical unit).

*1 unit can be any other of the year 4 electives listed above OR a free elective.

Free Elective list: http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/civil/current-students/electives.shtml#additional